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Betty Jean Graham, born Dec. 21, 1934. in Los Angeles, Calif., passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Pamela (Kent) Salsedo and Glenn (Irene) Graham; grandchildren, Shavona and Jason.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Kelseyville Cemetery in Kelseyville, Calif.


Richard was born on May 6, 1989 in Blythe, Calif.  

In 2007, as a junior in high school, he signed up and started basic training with the US Army.  

After graduation he enlisted, serving as a 91 Bravo Wheeled Mechanic for three and a half years.  

He was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq on Sept. 11, 2009 – Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

In January of 2012 Richard was deployed again to Afghanistan – Operation Enduring Freedom, as a UH-60 Black Hawk Door Gunner.

Sergeant Richard Allen Essex was killed in action on Aug. 16, 2012, near Shah Wali Kot, Kandahar Providence in Afghanistan while conducting a combat mission, when his Black Hawk helicopter went down.

Richard earned a host of medals during his service to our country: Bronze Star; Purple Heart; Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star; Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon, 2; Overseas Service Bar, 3; NATO Medal; Combat Action Badge; Basic Aviation Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge; Combat and Special Skill Badge and Basic Marksmanship Qual Badge – Rifle – Expert.

He is survived by his parents, Brett and Marion Hopkins and Charles and Noella Essex; brother, Michael Essex; sisters, Jennifer (Michael) Williamson and Stacey Hopkins; his nieces, Trinity and Ariana; grandparents, Loretta Dyslin, Wayne and Terri Essex, and Leo and Cookie Ciccone; aunts, Mayme Dyslin and Connie Essex; uncles Willmer Dyslin and Ron Essex; cousins, Thomas and Joshua Dyslin; and many life long friends.

We will miss his smile, his humor and practical jokes, and his big baby blue eyes.

We regret that he never got to meet his niece in person. He will be forever in our hearts.   

“Til next time.”

Richard was escorted back to his hometown of Kelseyville on Tuesday, Aug. 28.  

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Kelseyville High School football field. Gates will be open to the public at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to pay tribute and to celebrate the life of our fallen soldier. Please come and show your support for his family, for our community and for our country.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.  

For further information regarding services please call 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611.


Roy Dean Davis passed away in Clearlake, Calif., from cancer on August 22, 2012.

He was born April 18, 1955, in Sacramento, Calif.

He lived in Clearlake and Northern California most of his life.

Roy served in the US Marine Corps. He was a truck driver, later promoted to terminate manager, for many years in Stockton.

Roy loved life and had many friends who showed their love during his illness. He loved God, nature and gold dredging at his ranch at Mokelume Hill.

He is survived by his son, Royce Davis; stepdaughter, Jara Davis; brother, David Davis; mother and stepfather, Vi and Bruce Packer, all of Clearlake.

He was predeceased by his father, David Davis; and his daughter, Robin Davis.

In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Services of Lake County, www.lakecountyhospice.org , would be appreciated.


Viola Henry of Clearlake Oaks passed away on Aug. 29, 2012, at the age of 90.

Born to Chris and Augusta Hann in Oklahoma, she and her husband lived in San Leandro before moving to Lake County 36 years ago.

She enjoyed watching the Oakland A’s and fishing, but most recently enjoyed watching the birds out side her residence in Clearlake Oaks.  

She leaves behind her son, Ronald Henry and his wife Deborah of Clearlake Oaks; son, David of San Leandro; brother, Bill Hann of Clearlake Oaks; granddaughters, Sami, Amy and Kari; grandson, Daryl; special friend, Mildred Seigal; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She will be laid to rest with her husband, Ray (Pono), at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette, Calif.

Eva Mae Marie Scott, 59, of Kelseyville, Calif., passed away peacefully early on the morning of Aug. 13, 2012, in her home after a long battle with breast cancer.

She was born Dec. 30, 1952 in Grants Pass, Ore., the daughter of the late Charles and Lucette Brenton. She was one of five siblings.

On Feb. 12, 1978, she married John R (Randy) Scott and moved to Kelseyville to help build the family mobile home park, Kelsey Creek Mobile Home Park.

Eva then fulfilled her life dream of becoming a school teacher and taught at the same school, Mountain Vista Middle School, for nine years.

She was the girls B team volleyball coach, girls basketball assistant coach and she also took approximately 40 students to Washington, DC to learn about our country’s history.

Her daughter Leighanne competed in horse shows from age 5 into adulthood; Eva loved to be there for every show.

She loved to quilt and incorporated some type of quilting with several of her class lessons through the years. The students always wanted more. She was proud to introduce this craft to her students.

She is survived by husband, John R (Randy) Scott of Kelseyville; her daughter and grandson, Leighanne and Wyatt Blackburn of Wausau, WI; her sister and husband, Nancy Brenton and Geof Knight of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; and her brother, Robert (Bob) Brenton of Kellogg, Iowa.

She also is survived by her in-laws, Joe and Emily Scott of Rio Rancho, NM; brother-in-law Rob Scott of Rio Rancho, NM; and brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Christine Scott of Shingle Springs, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, Zachary and Sandra Shaver of Indiana, PA; Anastacia Shaver of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and fiance, Amrish Amine of Santa Clara, Calif.; Todd and Julie Brenton of Vancouver, Wash.; Christopher Brenton of Vancouver, Wash.; and Rachele and Tim Elliot of Newton, Iowa; Jennifer, Catelyn, Holley and Emily Scott of Shingle Springs, Calif.; also great nieces and nephews, Nichole, Matthew and Brandon Shaver of Indiana, PA and Hunter Elliot of Newton, Iowa.

The family prefers donations be sent to Surviving Sponsorship of Lake County, www.sponsoringsurvivorship.com/ . This great organization supports Lake County women going through breast cancer treatment. This group of wonderful people were Eva’s angels during her long battle.  

Eva’s last quilt is “Pink Light of Sunrise,” which is being raffled with all proceeds going to this organization. As expected, Eva always wanted to give to others.

A memorial for Eva by all that knew her as a teacher and coach for Mountain Vista Middle School is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. It will be held in the amphitheater as long as it’s not too hot.

Surviving Sponsorship of Lake County will be attending with Eva’s quilt-raffle tickets and donations can be given also.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.

Delbert Justin Abrao passed away August 15, 2012 in Lakeport, Calif., at the age of 90.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra and Jean; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

His wife Velma and son Ronald preceded him in death.

Donations can be made in his memory to Hospice of Lake County.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.

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